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Old September 24, 2012, 02:30 PM   #87
Scorch
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The British government had no interest in doing that, and thus did not.
Keep saying it loud enough and long enough and you may start to believe it. Goebbels called it "the big lie".

Actually, BSA was a private enterprise, and did market the Lee-Enfield to other militaries. Anyway, the governemnt of Siam bought some 20,000 Lee-Enfields(I believe they were called "Golden Tigers"), received the first shipment then rejected them as unfit for service. Had Mausers built for them instead.

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Opinion is one thing, but to base an entire argument on the premise of "Well everyone knows it, so there!" is crap.
Exactly, Mike. Exactly.

Here on TFL we must have the finest military minds on the planet, who have figured out what all the other military geniuses of the late 19th and early 20th Century could not see, i.e. that the Lee-Enfield was the rifle to own, not the Mauser.

Coming from a scientific background, I have seen plenty of research ruined by bias (I know what's best, if I yell loud enough I don't have to prove it!).
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